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What Is a “Warning to Motorist”?

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The Warning to Motorist


The Warning to Motorist informs a driver suspected of driving under the influence of the consequences to their driving privileges for refusing field sobriety testing or submitting to testing and testing above the legal limit. Prior to requesting a driver to submit to testing during a DUI investigation, it enables a police officer to conduct an investigation while keeping you informed of your rights.

The warning to motorist states a 12 month suspension occurs if you are a first offender and you refuse to submit to breath or chemical testing. A six month suspension occurs if you submit to testing and the results are above the legal limit. For second or subsequent offenders, a 36 months suspension occurs if you refuse to submit to breath or chemical testing. Your license will be suspended for 12 months, if the results are above the legal limit.

Challenging these suspensions in court necessitates a strong legal team. The law surrounding DUIs and the warning motorist is complex. An experienced DUI lawyer knows the ins and outs and can use this to help you. The DUI attorneys at Lafata Law can help you navigate the legal issues related to DUIs. Call Lafata Law today for your free consultation.

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